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Mongrels. Image shows from L to R: Destiny, Nelson, Kali, Dan Tetsell, Vince. Copyright: BBC.


BBC Three sitcom. 19 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Rufus Jones, Lucy Montgomery, Katy Brand, Paul Kaye, Tony Way, Ruth Bratt and Felix Dexter.

Series 1, Episode 6 - Destiny The Infection Risk

Nelson falls in love with Sandra, a mangy, flea-ridden fox whom he meets at the rubbish tip while rescuing Marion. Gary angers Kali after he erects anti-pigeon spikes on the pub walls, but Destiny is overjoyed when he enters her into a competition.

Full synopsis

Mongrels. Kali. Copyright: BBC.

Nelson falls in love with a mangy, flea-ridden fox whom he meets at the rubbish tip while rescuing Marion. However, he fails to listen to his friends who tell him that the only reason he finds her so intoxicating is because she is on heat and he will regret it later.

Meanwhile, Kali is livid that pub owner Gary has erected some anti-pigeon spikes to prevent her from landing on the walls of the pub garden. She decides to take revenge.

And Destiny is overjoyed that Gary has finally entered her into the South Docklands Area Landlord Association Pub Dog of the Month category. However, when she catches fleas from Nelson's new girlfriend it looks as if her chance of winning is in jeopardy.

Song: Breaking Up Is Such A Faff - Sung by Nelson, featuring Marion and Sandra.
Written by Danielle Ward, Jon Brown and Daniel Peak.


Some sources give this episode the unofficial title Bin Day.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 27th July 2010
BBC Three
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 29th July 2010 at 12:35am on BBC3
  2. Friday 30th July 2010 at 9:30pm on BBC3
  3. Saturday 31st July 2010 at 1:20am on BBC3
  4. Sunday 1st August 2010 at 11:15pm on BBC3
  5. Saturday 25th December 2010 at 12:15am on BBC3
  6. Wednesday 3rd August 2011 at 12:45am on BBC3
  7. Wednesday 3rd August 2011 at 3:15am on BBC3
  8. Saturday 6th August 2011 at 1:15am on BBC3
  9. Saturday 6th August 2011 at 3:45am on BBC3
  10. Monday 31st October 2011 at 3:00am on BBC3
  11. Friday 17th May 2013 at 11:20pm on Dave
  12. Saturday 18th May 2013 at 2:20am on Dave
  13. Monday 28th April 2014 at 2:25am on Dave
  14. Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 2:50am on Dave
  15. Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 2:45am on Dave
  16. Saturday 24th January 2015 at 3:25am on Dave
  17. Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 2:25am on Dave
  18. Monday 7th March 2016 at 2:30am on BBC3

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Rufus Jones Nelson (Voice)
Lucy Montgomery Destiny (Voice)
Katy Brand Kali (Voice)
Paul Kaye Vince (Voice)
Tony Way Gary (Destiny's Owner)
Guest cast
Simon Lipson Ensemble (Various Roles) (Voice)
John Roy Pest Officer
Marc Small Adjudicator
Ruth Bratt Sandra (Voice)
Chris Hughes Self
Writing team
Daniel Peak Writer
Dan Tetsell Writer (Additional Material)
Danielle Ward Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Mayhew-Archer Script Editor
Production team
Adam Miller Director
Stephen McCrum Producer
Mark Freeland Exec Producer
Simon Rogers Production Designer
Joe Henson Composer
Richie Webb Composer
Nigel Williams Editor



Destiny has persuaded her owner Gary to enter her into the local dog show. But will she be the top dog with the help of some fleas?

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Featuring: Tony Way (Gary).

Nelson's New Wife

Nelson has fallen for disgusting vixen Sandra. He soon realises his mistake but can't get rid of her. Marion dresses up as a woman in an attempt to fool Sandra into thinking Nelson is already married.

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Noel Edmonds

Nelson says his biggest mistake involves Mr Noel Edmonds.

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Nelson is Trapped

Pub landlord Gary is fed up with the animals hanging out in his back yard. He brings in an expert who lays down a trap. Nelson and Marion get trapped.

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Featuring: Tony Way (Gary), John Roy (Pest Officer).

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